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Socrates Quotes

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469 BC - 399 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

An honest man is always a child.


Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.


Wisdom begins in wonder.


The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.


To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.


False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.


Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death.


The unexamined life is not worth living.


By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.


Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.


He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.


Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.


A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.


Let him that would move the world first move himself.


The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.


I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.


I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.


My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.


Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

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